Industry Updates

February 16, 2017
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Securing the Asean-China supply chain with ‘authorised economic operators’

Rob Preece is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Customs & Excise Studies, Charles Sturt University. He is our representative in the South East Asia Region. Tong Hua is a programme manager at the World Customs Organisation’s Asia Pacific regional office in Bangkok, and operations manager of the CCF/China Fund. Here is an article written by Rob and Tong […]
December 21, 2016

Time Release Study in Solomon Islands

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies has conducted a Time Release Study at the Port of Honiara in the Solomons Islands under the auspices of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The Study is designed to measure the average time it takes for sea cargo to be released after it arrives in Honiara. Data from […]
July 7, 2016
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Australian Trusted Trader open for business

One of Australia’s major trade reforms—Australian Trusted Trader (ATT)—is now open to all Australian businesses active in the international supply chain. The programme is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative that recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices. ATT is free to join, and businesses are not required to use a consultant to complete any part of […]
April 11, 2016
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Point of View

The “Point of View” series presents a range of perspectives from the CCES network. This month Associate Professor Andy Johnson* writes about his time in Laos. Last year I worked in Laos on three different occasions, in three different locations and in three different seasons. Whilst the weather and the locations varied, the people remained a positive and constant with […]
February 15, 2016
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Point of View

The “Point of View” series presents a range of perspectives from the CCES network. This month Associate Professor Rob Preece* writes about his time in Thailand. I have now just moved past my 10 year anniversary of living and working in Bangkok, Thailand, working as both the CCES regional representative for South East Asia, and as its Course Director for […]
February 4, 2016
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PICARD Conference Call for Papers

The World Customs Organization and the Philippine Bureau of Customs are pleased to announce the 11th annual WCO Picard Conference. The Conference will take place in Manila, Philippines, 27-29 September 2016. You are invited to submit your research for presentation at the conference. Papers should focus on Customs or, more globally, the regulation, dynamics, and practices of international trade. PICARD […]
February 4, 2016
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA, June 3, 3008ÑFord Motor Company employee helps build the all new 2009 Ford Flex at the Oakville Assembly Plant. Ford marked the official launch of production during an employee celebration and plant tour.  Photo by: Sam VarnHagen/Ford Motor Co.

The ASEAN Economic Community Begins – what should be in the next phase for 2025?

*A/Prof Rob Preece The ASEAN Economic Community or AEC officially came into effect on the 31st of December 2015. The 31st of December itself will actually be ‘business as usual’ as a lot of the changes agreed to for closer economic integration have been achieved and thus some observers call the 31st of December a ‘milestone in a long journey’ […]
December 18, 2015
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Last Round of Training in Laos PDR

In the lead up to Christmas, CCES continued the Laos Trade Facilitation Development Program by conducting both Train the Trainer and Management Development workshops centred on trade facilitation and cooperative efforts among the Government Departments and the public and private sectors in Laos. The Train the Trainer Program was conducted in Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Luang Prabang Province […]
November 18, 2015
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CCES Participates in the “Sino Australia Customs Culture Exchange” Event in Shanghai

Rob Preece CCES, and Dr Mikhail Kashubsky, CCES and Secretary of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) participated in events organised under the Sino Australia Customs Culture Exchange program held at the Jingan Library in Shanghai.  Rob and Mikhail presented a number of books to the Library which holds many customs and trade journals, articles and statistics, then participated […]